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Alumni Spotlight: Landra Reece

Landra Reece is starting a legacy, a legacy of service and keeping Iowa 4-H strong. And she’s still in college! Reece is a student at Drake University majoring in Environmental Science. During the summer she works for the Iowa DNR as a water patrol officer. “In 4-H, I was able to volunteer, network, and work in natural resources and outdoor recreation programming, this helped me get to where I am today,” says Reece. “4-H really gave me a heart of service and a want to always help others, which I am proud to still have today.” Reece started her 4-H career in the Montana Miners Club in Boone, Iowa. She was involved in many of the project areas which gave her a very well-rounded experience. Some projects included Food & Nutrition, Photography, Clothing & Fashion, Communication, Safety & Education in Shooting Sports, Outdoor Adventures, Environment & Sustainability, Dog and Sheep. “I think 4-H set me aside from my peers in helping me learn communication, time manag

Alumni Spotlight: Kallen Anderson

If you want someone with a wide variety of 4-H experience, Kallen Anderson is your person. Anderson served as an officer in her Lost Grove Leader 4-H club from 5 th grade on. As a Webster County 4-H’er she was on the County Council, the Central Area Council, State 4-H Council and participated in the Citizenship Washington Focus and National Congress trips. For projects, Anderson heavily participated in food and nutrition, clothing, fashion review, clothing selection, personal development, horticulture, cat, communication events, and home improvement project areas. She had a few years of showing sheep and bottle calves thrown in there as well. “4-H has impacted me in so many ways, from the friends I’ve met, skills I’ve learned, and the experiences I’ve had,” Anderson says. “However, I think the most impactful thing 4-H taught me was how to break the mold. How to be different than those around me and be confident in that. 4-H gave me the confidence to actually be myself and be wh